To control the massive problem of crop residue burning, the Punjab government has organized a 'Price Negotiation Meeting' with the manufacturers of residue management machinery of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states.
Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 9 If the government accepts the recommendation of the Punjab State Farmers Commission on withdrawing free electricity to medium and large farmers, it can save nearly Rs 3,300 crore of Rs 6,000 crore it doles out on power subsidy per year. The commission, in its draft agricultural policy, has proposed that free electricity to big farmers should be withdrawn. To begin with, a flat rate of Rs 100/hp/per month be charged from farmers owning 4 hectares (9.88 acres) or more land. According to data of operational landholdings (land which is used wholly or partly for agricultural production and is operated as one technical unit by one person alone or with others without regard to title, legal form, size or location) of Centre’s Agricultural...
Punjab Government has failed to make timely payment of power subsidy to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) despite its written commitment.
Going ahead on the agenda of curtailing stubble burning, Government will provide crop residue management machinery at a substantial subsidy, informed Viswajeet Khanna ACS (Development). Giving details he said that as a part of the New Scheme for Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue, Rs.665 Crore would be spent in two years on various components of the scheme and under this scheme a package of agricultural
Going ahead on the agenda of curtailing stubble burning, Government will provide crop residue management machinery at a substantial subsidy, informed Mr. Viswajeet Khanna ACS (Development). Giving details he said that as a part of the New Scheme for Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue, Rs.665 Crore would be spent in two years on various components of the scheme and under this scheme a package of agricultural machinery for stubble management would be provided at 80 percent subsidy to the Cooperative Societies and other groups while the same would be given to the individuals at 50 percent subsidy.
Amarjit Thind Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 13 The Centre’s decision to implement direct benefit transfer (DBT) for fertiliser subsidy across the country is aimed at preventing the diversion of fertilisers for commercial use. From this paddy season, farmers will only get subsidy for neem-coated urea, which they will have to purchase by producing Aadhaar card to get subsidy credited to their accounts. As per a study, data from various states showed that transaction time and alleged instances of overcharging by retailers has come down following this method. Also, the overuse of subsidised fertilisers and its diversion for industrial use registered a decline. As a result, the government could limit the fertiliser subsidy for 2017-18 to Rs64,999 crore in the revised budget estimates,
Chandigarh, June 12 The SAD said on Tuesday that it would not allow the Congress government to withdraw the free power facility given to farmers for agricultural operations as well as subsidised power facility given to the industry, Scheduled Castes and Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries. Majithia said the Congress government had been scheming since months to withdraw the free power facility. “First it started the process of installing meters at grids to record power consumption of tubewells. Then it ordered that income tax payee farmers would not be given the facility. It also came up with a scheme to charge tariff for new tubewell connections. Now, it has deliberately withheld power subsidy to PSPCL and managed an order from the regulatory commission to do away with the free power fa
LUDHIANA: For better residue management in the fields with the help of machinery and equipment in paddy season 2018-19, the state government has been offering 50 percent subsidy on paddy straw choppers, mulchers, subsoilers, Happy Seeder, Super Straw Management System, Reversible Mould Board Ploughs and other implements.
Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has allowed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to charge the applicable tariff from the respective subsidized category in case Punjab Government fails to disburse the entire subsidy as per its tariff order of April 19.
Chandigarh, June 4 More than four moths after power subsidy for mushroom cultivation was sought to be recovered after its withdrawal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the move. The directions, initially issued by the court on May 30, were reiterated by a vacation Bench after the matter was again brought to its notice by Sanjiv Singh and other petitioners through counsel Bhanu Pratap Singh. In the initial petition, Chetan Agro Foods through counsel Karan Nehra had submitted it was aggrieved by a circular dated February 13 issued by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, by which subsidy granted on electricity for mushroom cultivation was withdrawn with immediate effect. — TNS The Tribune